yacht designer Jim Krogen began drawing up plans for a
trawler yacht, he had one goal in mind – to design a long
range vessel capable of withstanding the toughest
The brisk sales of the Krogen 42 seem to suggest that Krogen
The 42 foot cruiser has a 3,000 mile
range and “can easily get to
the Hawaiian Islands from Los Angeles without any problem,”
said Krogen spokesman Ron Whitelaw.
The 42 is a heavy boat, specifically designed that way for
strength, Whitelaw said. Aimed at the long range cruiser,
the boat can carry 360
gallons of water and about
100 gallons of fuel.
Its hull is of foam core surrounded by hand-laid fiberglass
for rigidity and durability “so even if you should find
yourself grounded, there’s plenty of material to insulate
you from shock and sound,” Whitelaw said.
“The Krogen 42 is a very safe and quiet boat. The sandwich
construction protects you from noise and impact,” Whitelaw
And while Jim Krogen’s past includes designing numerous
shrimp boats, the interior of the 42 is a far
cry from those old denizens
of the sea.
The interior of this three-level boat is made bright and airy
by its sliding picture windows. The Krogen 42 is equipped
with all the standard amenities and some not-so-standard
ones, such as a washer and dryer. It sleeps six comfortably
and has two heads, each equipped with a shower.
The Krogen 42 is powered by a single 135 hp super Lehman
diesel engine and has three-to-one Borg Warner reduction